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Maria Loughlin

As VP of Engineering, Maria manages the development teams for Veracode’s cloud-based platform and Web Application Security products. Maria joined Veracode in 2012 with 20 years of technical and management experience in companies that include Fidelity Information Services, Memento, Kronos, Open Market and Digital Equipment Corporation. She is known for her high energy, optimism, and pragmatism, and can always be counted upon to call out the elephant in the room! At home Maria appreciates her husband’s hot and spicy cooking and the unfolding drama of parenting tween boys. Maria can be found on Twitter as @marialoughlin.

Posts by Maria Loughlin
  • Software Quality Is a Competitive Differentiator

    One of the ironies of DevOps is that while the methodology supports faster and more automated software production, it doesn't boost code quality unless quality is a focus for the software team. As more than a few business leaders have discovered, gaining a competitive edge in the digital economy requires a more concentrated and comprehensive approach. It's no secret that software code powers our… READ MORE

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  • Optimizing Your AppSec Investment with Value Stream Mapping

    “Value stream mapping” – that’s a Lean methodology for logistics and supply-chain processes, right? What does that have to do with software security? Good question! In the ’80s, value stream mapping applied to logistics and supply chain processes in the Japanese manufacturing industry. The success of the methodology for manufacturing led to wider adoption, including adoption in Lean software… READ MORE

  • Top 3 Ways Veracode’s Integrations Make Developers' Jobs Easier

    As software increasingly plays a critical role in how organizations conduct business, we are seeing two trends emerge: 1. Organizations want more software produced faster. 2. Cyberattackers are finding software a more attractive target. For developers, all the above means that their jobs are changing. The need to get software out the door faster has led to a shift to DevSecOps – where software is… READ MORE

  • Five signals that the future is strong for Boston’s Women in Tech

    This weekend I was among 21 women recognized as a Rev Boston “Badass” woman in tech. My co-honorees and I are senior leaders in tech who work at landmark institutions (e.g. Boston Children’s Hospital), high-flyer local companies (e.g. Veracode, WayFair, HubSpot, Carbon Black, CarGurus), as well as mid-size and tiny startups (e.g. Toast, Drizly, TetraScience, clypd, IdeaPaint). We lead engineering… READ MORE

  • Don't Let Security Programs Get Lost in Translation

    This post was jointly authored by Vivian Vitale, EVP of Human Resources and Maria Loughlin, VP of  Engineering at Veracode. Successful security programs start by articulating the why, because employees take ownership of security when they understand why it is critical to their business. A key next step translates security principles into pragmatic business practices. These practices vary by… READ MORE

  • Karma Chameleon: Actual Advice for Women in Tech

    When it comes to women in tech, how about some advice that stands out for the right reasons? Last week I attended the Grace Hopper conference to proudly watch my sister, Anne Condon, receive the ABIE Technology Leadership award. At the conference keynote I had a front row seat for Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella’s astonishing interview. Surrounded by 8000 inspiring female computer scientists I… READ MORE

  • The Rise of Application Security Requirements and What to Do About Them

    As an engineering manager, I am challenged to keep pace with ever-expanding expectations for non-functional software requirements. One requirement, application security, has become increasingly critical in recent years, posing new challenges for software engineering teams. In what manner has security emerged as an application requirement?… READ MORE

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